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2 days ago
Adivasis, Lambdas clash in Telangana's Adilabad district

Hyderabad, Dec 15 (IANS) The ongoing tussle between Gond Adivasis and the Banjara Lambadas in Telangana took a violent turn as the two communities clashed at several places in Adilabad district on Friday. Scores of people were injured, some of them critically, as the two groups attacked each other in tribal areas in Utnoor, about 250 km from here. Police used teargas shells at se...

3 days ago
Myanmar charges reporters with Official Secrets Act violation

Nay Pyi Taw, Dec 14 (IANS) Myanmar on Thursday charged two journalists with violating the British colonial era Official Secrets Act and illegally obtaining confidential documents from the police related to a controversial military offensive in Rakhine. Wa Lone, 31 and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, who work for the Reuters news agency, were arrested on Tuesday in Yangon and face a possible 14-year jai...

4 days ago
We in Bengal do not beat or torch people to death: Mamata

Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Referring to the brutal killing of a Bengali labourer in Rajasthan last week, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the people of her state neither support nor engage in such activities. We don't beat people to death in Bengal. We don't torch people alive. Bengal always refrains from such practices. We know how to welcome everyone irrespective ...

4 days ago
Soha is a solid woman, says Kareena

Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan has described her sister-in-law Soha Ali Khan as a solid woman. Soha on Tuesday launched her first book The Perils of Being Moderately Famous here. In a rare picture perfect moment, the entire family, including Sharmila Tagore, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena, Saba Ali Khan and Soha's husband Kunal Kemmu gathered on the stage. Kareena said o...

5 days ago
BJP to blame for unrest in coastal Karnataka: Minister

Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) In the wake of BJP protests over the death of a young man, Karnataka Home Minister R. Ramalinga Reddy on Tuesday blamed the opposition party for disturbing peace in the coastal region of the southern state. The BJP's state leaders are trying to provoke violence in the coastal towns (Kumta, Honnavar and Sirsi) on instructions from party President Amit Shah, Reddy ...

6 days ago
Maoists torch two vehicles in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Dec 11 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas opposing road construction work on Monday torched two vehicles in Jharkhand's Latehar district. According to Police, guerrillas of the banned organisation, People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI), raided a private company involved in road construction work at Madhuamilan village of Latehar district. The private company is involved in roa...

7 days ago
ICAN to accept Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo, Dec 10 (IANS) The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is set to accept on Sunday the highly-coveted 2017 Nobel Peace Prize here for its work in bringing attention to the consequences of the use of nuclear arms and for promoting a treaty-based prohibition on nuclear weapons. The ICAN, a collection of 468 entities and nonprofits in 101 countries founded in 2007, ...

9 days ago
Maoists torch six vehicles in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Dec 8 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas opposing road construction work, on Friday torched six vehicles in Jharkhand's Gumla district and warned labourers against working without their permission. The incident took place at Navani village, situated Ghaghra Police station of Gumla district. According to police, guerrillas of the banned Maoist organisation, People's Liberation Fron...

10 days ago
Navy continues search, relief operations after cyclone Ockhi

Kochi, Dec 7 (IANS) The Indian Navy's search-and-rescue operations and humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of cyclone Ockhi continued on Thursday, with nine naval ships and four types of aircraft participating. Boeing P8I surveillance aircraft, Dornier aircraft, Sea King and Advanced Light Helicopters, along with the ships, continued with these operations, the Navy said. On ...

11 days ago
Pierce Brosnan sued by insurance company

Los Angeles, Dec 6 (IANS) Pierce Brosnan is being sued by an insurance agency for carelessly starting a fire that partially torched his neighbour's house. The fire ignited in the garage at Brosnan's Malibu mansion in February 2015 and spread to neighbour Alexander Haagen's house. The cause was thought to be an electrical problem exacerbated by rags that the 64-year-old actor had ...

17 days ago
Four Pakistani nationals among five militants killed in two Valley gunfights

Srinagar, Nov 30 (IANS) Five militants, including four Pakistani nationals, were killed and a para commando of the army was injured in two separate gunfights between security forces and militants in Kashmir valley on Thursday. Five civilians protesting a security forces operation were also injured in firing. Defence Ministry spokesman, Colonel Rajesh Kalia said four militants were killed...

21 days ago
More Islamist clashes in Pakistan after deadly police operation

Islamabad, Nov 26 (IANS) A hardline Islamist group which has been blocking a key highway near here in Pakistan for 19 days clashed with the police on Sunday, while the Army took up positions in government buildings. Sunday's violence comes a day after a failed police operation to disperse the demonstrators caused the deaths of six people and injured hundreds, reports Efe news. Th...

22 days ago
1 killed, 200 injured in Pakistan clashes; media blacked out

Islamabad, Nov 25 (IANS) Violent protests erupted across Pakistan on Saturday after security forces launched an early-morning crackdown on thousands of religious demonstrators camped on a highway in the capital in which a policeman was killed and 200 hundred people were injured. The authorities ordered private television channels to go off the air. Roughly 8,500 elite police and paramili...

22 days ago
TV channels go off air amid Islamabad crackdown

Islamabad, Nov 25 (IANS) Pakistans top electronic media regulator ordered private television channels to go off air on Saturday during a crackdown on religious protesters in Islamabad. The suspension was ordered by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for violating media regulations showing live coverage of the security operation in Faizabad. The authority also advi...

22 days ago
Policeman killed, over 100 injured in Pakistan clashes

Islamabad, Nov 25 (IANS) A policeman was killed and over 100 people were injured as the security forces on Saturday moved to disperse a religious sit-in that has virtually paralysed the country´s capital for almost three weeks. The police officer suffered a deadly blow to the head as protesters pelted stones at security forces during the crackdown on the I.J. Principal Road near the Fai...

25 days ago
Neeraj Ghaywan's new short film on Indian society

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) National Award winning director Neeraj Ghaywan of Masaan fame has come up with a short film Juice, which showcases how a hot and humid summer evening unfolds to question the beliefs and practices that are ingrained in Indian society. Juice features Shefali Shah and Manish Chowdhary. The film is being presented by Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films, read a...

1 month ago
CM vows to make Karnataka global technology hub

Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday vowed to make the southern state a global technology hub and a leader in emerging industries. It is my dream to make Karnataka as a global technology hub and a leader in the emerging industries, the Chief Minister said at a tech summit here. Unveiling the 'Bengaluru Tech Summit' at the Palace Grounds in th...

1 month ago
Gionee M7 Power: Long battery, 3D photos and much more

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The dominance of Chinese smartphone players in the Indian market is not going to wither away any time soon, and Gionee India, with a customer base of 12.5 million and over six per cent market share, has ramped up its efforts to become one of the top five brands in the country. With the launch of M7 Power in the mid-price segment at Rs 16,999, Gionee aims to furth...

1 month ago
Outrage without watching film is ignorance: Hansal Mehta

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Hansal Mehta has come out in support of Sanjay Leela Bhansalis film Padmavati, saying those expressing outrage without watching it are ignorant. It's important to question and debate but it should be a healthy debate. Those so-called torchbearers of Indian culture actually have no idea about Indian culture and history. It is driven by understanding, not...

1 month ago
Exhibition traces Piraji Sagara's 40-year journey as an artist

Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) A rare ongoing exhibition of fifteen works by late artist Piraji Sagara traces his development from the mid-1950s to the early 1990s. Offering insights into a unique facet of post-Independence Indian abstraction, the works on display also demonstrate the slow shaping of Sagara's artistic integrity, the maturing of his skill, and the vibrancy of his themes. ...

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